Underage Gambling

National Lottery Commission’s report shows that under age gambling has increased.

Children spend 6 UK Pounds every week on the National Lottery. The children are using their own money on a variety of gambling activities like fruit machines and scratch cards.

The leading form of underage gambling is the fruit machine. Young players’ ages range from twelve to fifteen year olds.

The report indicates that children have spent 5.73 UK Pounds on the National Lottery compared to the 2000 average of 3.22 UK Pounds.

Three quarters of eight thousand youngsters or seventy three percent had admitted that they already experienced gambling.

Twenty six percent or a quarter had admitted using their own money on some forms of gambling before they had taken the survey.

According to GamCare counselor, Barbara Meachen, most of the problem gamblers they encountered had started playing young on fruit machines and it will elevate to higher gambling forms from there.

Meachen said that some parents see children betting as just innocent fun, but problem gamblers have usually started young.

GamCare, a gambling charity based in Wales, said that gambling is addictive and children must learn to define the problem gambling and fun.

Anne Wright, chairwoman of National Lottery Commission said that they are taking prevention of under age playing seriously.…

How Casino is Played

Casino is basically a card game played by two, three or four players. When played by four players, two players are paired. Here, face cards have no numerical value and aces are valued only as 1.

The goal for each player is to take in cards that has the following points:

• Most number of cards taken in amounts to 3 points

• Most number of spades taken in amounts to 1 point

• Big casino (or the 10 of diamonds) amounts to 2 points

• Little casino (or the 2 of spades) counts as 1 point

• A sweep (or the taking in of all cards in the table) also counts as 1 point

In case of a tie in the number of cards or spades, points will not be counted.

The Dealings

Each player gets four cards, while four cards faceup are dealt on the table. These cards are dealt two at a time, beginning from the dealer’s left.

The Play

After dealing, the player in turn has the following choices: Taking-in, building, increase a build, adding a build, and trailing.

In a Take-in, a player can pile on the table in front of him, facing down, the card he plays plus any faceup card on the table. For instance, holding an 8, he can take in any other 8 or a pair that adds up to eight.

In Building, a player can add a card or cards from his hand to the table to form any pair that at his next turn he will be able to take in. He should announce that he’s building. For instance, when a player have 2 and 6 in his hand and there’s a 4 on a table. He could drop the two and announce “building 6s”. And then with two 4s in his hand, he can drop a 4 and announce “building 4s”

In increasing a build, a player can add a card on his hand to a build already faceup on the table, as long as he can take in the increased build at his next turn. Take note, however, that only one build can be increased.

In adding a build, a player can a card from his hand to a build already faceup on the table and combine that card from his hand with a card on the table.

In trailing, a player who prefers not to make …

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Bwin Reaffirms 2009 Profit Forecast

Bwin Interactive Entertainment AG, the world’s second-biggest online bookmaker, posted a second quarter profit and reaffirmed its forecast for a profit in 2009 after wagers climbed.
Net income in the second quarter was 126,000 euros ($179,216) compared with a 6.7 million euro loss the year before, the Vienna-based company said today on its Web site. Betting turnover rose 2.2 percent to 811 million euros.
“Revenue will continue to come in on a dynamic basis,” Bwin co-Chief Executive Officer Norbert Teufelberger said in a conference call. “The first six weeks of the third quarter have gone as planned” and “we are slightly above the results of the year before.”
Bwin’s shares rose 65 cents, or 2.4 percent, to 27.90 euros at 9:36 a.m. in Vienna, giving it a 920 million euro market value. The company reiterated it will earn over 110 million euros before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization. Bwin sees as much as 450 million euros in revenue.
Second-quarter gross gaming revenue fell 12 percent to 77.8 million euros after gamblers won more wagers placed with the company. The “unusually high payout rate” resulted after sports team “favorites scored particularly frequent wins in the period,” the company said in a statement.
Bwin, which sponsors soccer club AC Milan, operates in more than 20 markets through two Web sites that offer sports betting, a lottery and casino games such as roulette. The company’s database of active betting customers fell 3 percent to 1.06 million.
PartyGaming Plc is the world’s biggest online gaming company with a 1.04 billion pound market value…